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A 22-year-old female asked:

Will the combination pill still be effective if i forgot to take the first pill of the new pack? should i take 2 the next day at the same time?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take two: When you miss a pill there is no guarantee that ovulation will be suppressed during this cycle. The next best thing to do to lower the likelihood of ovulation is taking two pills. If there is no withdrawal bleeding at the end of the cycle, a home pregnancy test will clarify.

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